Kallal is a town in Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga district. This town is famous for its Theppakulam Temple pond. There is a good networked roadway and railway to this town. Its district headquarters, Sivaganga, is situated 13 km away and its capital city, Chennai, is 426 km from here. Some of the nearby cities that surround Kallal are Karaikudi, Chettinad, Dindigul, Tiruchy and Madurai.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Kallal. Those visiting this town can book comfortable hotels in Karaikkudi, which is 20 km away. A few of these hotels are Golden Singar Hotel (Tariff – Rs.572), Hotel Udhayam (Tariff – Rs.725) and Hotel Subhalakshmi Palace (Tariff – Rs.997).
The official language spoken in Kallal is Tamil.
The important festivals celebrated in Kallal are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few places of interest in and around Kallal. Tourist attractions around this area are Devapattu (4 km), Theppakulam (120-m) and Nattarasankottai (20 km) away from Kallai.
How to Get There
Madurai Airport is the nearest airport, which is 85 km away from Kallal.
There is a railway station in Kallal which is the nearest being just 2 km away from the main town center.
There are frequent state-run and private buses that ply on the roads leading to Kallal. Private bus operators such as SRM Travels and Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels run A/C buses from Chennai to Kallal. Travel websites offer discount on bus ticket booking, especially during the festive season.
Thrissur – Trichur is the most famous cultural capital of Kerala. This city is located 300kms (186 mi) north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The city is built on a 65-acre (hillock) called the Thekkinkadu Maidan. Thrissur is well known for its religious shrines, which include Thiruvambady temple, Vadakkumnathan temple and Paramekkavu temple, Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral and the Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours. Thrissur is also one of the main stopovers for pilgrims travelling to the famous Guruvayur Temple.
Budget Hotels in Thrissur
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Thrissur. Some of them are KTDC Tamarind Thrissur (Tariff – Rs1,500), Hotel Grand Park Regency ( (Tariff – Rs.1, 283), Mannapuram Hotels Pvt Ltd (Tariff – Rs 750) and Hotel Deliza Residency (Tariff – Rs.900).
The official language of Thrissur is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include English and Hindi.
Events in Thrissur
Some famous festivals and events of Thrissur include Uthralikavu Pooram (Febuary) , Peruvanam Pooram (March) and Thrissur Pooram (April).
Places to See in Thrissur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Thrissur. Some of the places include Arattupuzha Temple (2kms away Thevar Road Bus Stop), Bible Tower (1 kms from bus stand), Guruvayur Temple (29km from KSRTC bus stand), Lourdes Cathedral( 5.2 kms from bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest International Airport is the Cochin International Airport (55kms) and the Coimbatore International Airport.
Thrissur railway is considered to be one of the busiest railway stations in Kerala. The railway line is located on the Shoranur – Cochin Harbour section. There are nearly three satellite station, Poonkunnam railway station Ollur railway station and Mulankunnathukavu railway station in Thrissur city.
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is one of the most important bus stations in the city. There are three bus stations in Thrissur, which include the Shaktan Thampuran Private Bus Stand, Thrissur in Sakthan Thampuran Nagar, the Vadakke Stand and the Thrissur KSRTC Bus Station. The bus station provides inter-state and also local city bus service. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Akbar Travels, Canara Pinto Travels and Gulf Wing Travels. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.